I received my MD degree in June of 1970, so 49 years ago. At that time, all the excitement was about the human advent into space and NASA’s Apollo missions to the moon. My medical school, Baylor College of Medicine is in Houston, Texas, the site of NASA’s manned space flight mission control center. So, in my mind, I was going to be a “space doctor” and involved the first human activities in space and on other planets.
But, that’s not how events transpired. Instead of witnessing a long-term movement into space, we all saw a limited program come and go.
So, if not an astronaut, what was this young doctor to do with his career?
There were absolutely no plans anywhere for a continued manned space program.
I’ve always been interested in exercise, and nutrition, so, I pursued that as a personal choice; encouraging my patients to do the same during my sojourn as a general practitioner in the Los Angeles area. Then, after several years, I pursued the specialty of anesthesiology, thinking that having a specified schedule would give me access to a regular exercise routine. So, I became a “gym rat" and health nut.
Once I had progressed in age enough to go through Andropause and my wife began going through Menopause, it became harder and harder to keep the weight off and became more apparent to me that there was a problem with the health industry; people in their middle age have a harder time losing weight due to age-related hormone imbalances. So, in 1995, I began a practice in weight loss medicine and in 1997, I started learning bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, from the hormone guru, Neal Rouzier, MD, of Palm Springs. I never looked back. I felt that I had finally hit my professional stride, giving me the satisfaction of helping people improve their lives, just as I had improved the lives of me and my wife.
I love helping others attain their best possible health.
There are many chronic maladies which pop up over time, stealing our health. Heart attack, stroke, and cancer are those entities which finally get most of us. But, there are hormones and nutritional supplements which can allay the damage. So, not only can replenishing hormones make us feel better, but they have preventive benefit as well.
I can't wait to help you, too!
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